Male suicide up in Brighton & Hove as recession hits men

suicide_speak_reachMen in Brighton & Hove are killing themselves at a rate of one man every 10 days.

The recession is being blamed for the rise in suicides which increased by 5% in 2008-2010, compared with 2005-2009.

In the same period there was a 41% drop in suicides by women down to just 23 between 2008 and 2010

Men in Brighton & Hove are now 3.2 times more likely to kills themselves than women in the city.

The Argus reports the story as follows:

Money worries and unemployment caused by the outbreak of the recession are being blamed for an increase in the number of men taking their own lives according to a report in the Brighton Argus.

A study has revealed that the number of male suicides in Sussex increased during the beginning of the recession, while the number of female suicides dropped significantly.

The report by the University of Liverpool showed that there were 2% fewer male suicides between 2008 and 2010 in West Sussex – including Mid Sussex.

Some 123 cases were reported of men committing suicide. Female suicides decreased by 34% over the same period, with 42 deaths.

There were 74 male suicides in Brighton and Hove between 2008 and 2010 – a rise of 5% compared to the period 2005 to 2007.

For the same period there was a 41% drop in suicides by women down to just 23 between 2008 and 2010.

A similar pattern was seen in East Sussex where there was a 9% increase in male suicides but a 30% reduction in female suicides.

In 2008 to 2010 there were 109 male suicides and 38 female suicides in East Sussex compared to 99 male suicides and 56 female suicides in 2005 to 2007.

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Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at www.helpingmen.co.uk.

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